CPS Superintendent's Update
PERSEVERANCE * RESPECT * INTEGRITY * DEDICATION * EMPATHY
Superintendent's Update - 6.3.2022
Dear CPS Community,
The final countdown is underway – we have only two weeks of school left before our summer break. The days and nights are packed with incredible events and recognitions to celebrate the work of our students this school year. It has been refreshing to see our students participating in traditional yearend activities after two years of restricted events. One of the larger events of the year is high school graduation; I am pleased to be participating in the 105th commencement of Chelmsford High School’s Class of 2022 tomorrow, Saturday, June 4th at 4:00 p.m. at the Tsongas Center in Lowell. Our graduating seniors worked extremely hard over the past four years and were able to hold in-person traditional senior events such as prom, the senior barbeque, and awards nights leading up to this final event. If you are interested in watching graduation, it will be live-streamed by Chelmsford Telemedia. Please see the details and link to view the ceremony below.
June is recognized as PRIDE month to support equal justice and opportunities for LGBTQ+ Individuals. This recognition dates to June 1969 from the uprising and resistance to the harassment and persecution of LGBTQ+ Americans who were subjected to discriminatory laws and practices at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. The Chelmsford Public Schools (CPS) continues to recognize and promote the importance of equality, freedom of choice, fostering of acceptance, and the prevention of bullying and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender in our schools. CPS is committed to ensuring equality and inclusion of all community members in our school community.
Last week, I wrote about the work the district is performing to create a new strategic plan. Next Wednesday, June 8th, I would like to remind you that there will be three sessions for interested community members to join and hear about the work that has been completed and provide input prior to the creation of a final plan. Additionally, our consultants from DMGroup will be presenting at the June 7th School Committee meeting. Having a new strategic plan will allow us to set a course for the district after some incredibly taxing years with the pandemic and all the changes to schooling. I look forward to having a focused plan in place to help guide the district’s future in post-pandemic times. If you would like to learn more about the strategic planning work, please watch the presentation at our school committee meeting Tuesday evening or join us for one of the sessions (virtual and in-person) on Wednesday, June 8th to be part of the process. Information on session times and how to participate is below.
Congratulations to the CHS Class of 2022! I look forward to the graduation ceremony tomorrow. Enjoy this week’s highlights from our schools and have a wonderful weekend.
Jay Lang, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
CHS Commencement, 6/4, 4:00 p.m.
McCarthy Middle School Chorus Concert, 6/6, 6:00 p.m.
Basic Rights Workshop, 6/6, 6:30 p.m.
School Committee Meeting, 6/7, 6:00 p.m.
Strategic Planning Community Input Sessions, 6/8 9:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.
4th Grade Visits to Parker and McCarthy Middle Schools, 6/8, 9:30 a.m.
Harrington Elementary Field Day, 6/9, All Day
McCarthy Middle School Field Day, 6/10 - All Day
Byam 4th Grade Celebration, 6/10, All Day
Parker Middle School PRIDE Run, 6/11, 8:30 a.m.
"Under the Stars" Junior Cotillion, 6/11, 7:00 p.m.
Lions' PRIDE PreSchool Toddler 1 Fun In the Sun!
Strategic Planning Community Input Sessions - Wednesday, 6/8
Chelmsford Public Schools and education consultant District Management Group will hold three community input sessions Wednesday, June 8 regarding Chelmsford’s strategic plan for the school system. The first of two virtual sessions will take place from 9-10 a.m. while the second is scheduled for 3-4 p.m.
The in-person session is slated for 6-7 p.m. at the McCarthy Middle School Library, located at 250 North Road in Chelmsford.
Basic RIghts Workshop
The Chelmsford Public Schools (CPS) and Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) are hosting a virtual Basic Rights Workshop focusing on Transition Planning. This workshop will be held Monday, June 6th at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. Please see the registration link and flyer below. The link for that is below. I have also attached a flyer providing more information on the workshop.
Workshop: Basic Rights: Transition Planning
Date/Time: 6/6/2022 6:30-8:30 PM
CHS Class of 2022 Graduates Visit Former Elementary Schools
South Row Elementary
Chelmsford High School June 2022 Students of the Month
Six seniors were recently honored as Chelmsford High School named its Lions Pride/Rotary Student of the Month recipients for the month of June, announced CHS Principal Stephen Murray. Seniors Fawad Hussain and Jackie Pottle were named from the Emerson House while Arina Kondakchyan and Kyle St. Peter were honored from the Hawthorne House, and Sophie Boucher and Erin McNulty from the Whittier House. To learn more about the CHS June Students of the Month, please visit our website.
CHS Valedictorian Angwin, Salutatorian Yang Honored at MVSA Academic Scholars Luncheon
Chelmsford High School Class of 2022 Valedictorian Ellen Angwin and Salutatorian Larry Yang were honored at the 13th Annual Merrimack Valley Superintendents Association (MVSA) 2022 Academic Scholars Luncheon Wednesday afternoon at Lenzi’s Restaurant. Ms. Angwin and Mr. Yang joined the valedictorians and salutatorians of the 28 other MVSA high schools who were celebrated by each school’s leadership. To learn more about these students' accomplishments, please visit our website.
Emily Magnant ’22 Named MSAA North Region Student of the Year
Emily Magnant, a member of the Chelmsford High School Class of 2022, was named the North Region Student of the Year by the Massachusetts School Administrators’ Association National Honor Society Committee, the MSAA announced Friday. Ms. Magnant was one of three students honored by the MSAA’s NHS Committee. Taylor Green of Bellingham H.S. was named the Central Region Student of the Year while Quinn Walton of Wahconah H.S. was named the Student of the Year for Massachusetts. The honors recognize students who reach the highest standard in scholarship, leadership, character, and service. To read more about Emily's accomplishments, please visit our website.
Center Elementary Culture and Arts Festival
ELL Family Picnic
Byam Elementary Rock Climbing
Lions' PRIDE North Safari Day
Lions' PRIDE North Zoo Day
Byam Elementary Grs. 2-4 School Play “We Are Monsters”
Lions' PRIDE North Disney Day
CPS Employment Opportunities
The Chelmsford Public Schools utilizes School Spring to advertise job postings and the online application process. To apply for any of our positions, please visit our website.
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